What is the Fireman’s Ball?
The Fireman’s Ball is a Bowling Green Firefighters Association fund raising event held annually in Bowling Green, KY. The Ball is an evening event where everyone dresses to impress in their best looking formal attire. Your ticket to the ball includes a night full of entertainment, cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres, bourbon tasting and dinner. The BGFA raises funds through this event from ticket sales and donations from local Bowling Green and surrounding area businesses. Donations are also made in the form of goods and/or services that are then auctioned by way of a silent auction. There is always an assortment of auction items, which means there is sure to be something for everyone to bid on! During the Ball, you can sort through the goody baskets that businesses and BGFA volunteers have put together, submit your highest bid on paper and at the end of the Ball, the highest bidder wins the item. There is also a live auction! The live auction is usually where the big ticket items are bid on. Everything from golf carts to diamond jewelry, or even an all inclusive trip to a far away exotic place can be won! The funds generated from the ticket sales, live auction and silent auction are used to pay for the expenses of the Ball and the surplus is used to fund the BGFA’s Shop with a Firefighter program hosted during the holidays, as well as Thanksgiving Basket purchases in November. Shop with a Firefighter is a program that pairs up the BGFA members with underprivileged community children where they are able to shop for Holiday Gifts for themselves and their families. The BGFA purchases and assembles Thanksgiving baskets and distributes them among families in the community that would otherwise not have the means to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
The Fireman’s Ball is the BGFA’s largest, most complex, and most FUN fund raising event. The Fireman’s Ball would not be possible without the help from the volunteers in the BGFA, their spouses and family, local businesses, community leaders, and of course the guests and participants of the Ball! Follow the link below to learn more about how to sponsor the Fireman’s Ball and how to purchase tickets.